FEBRUARY - Black History Month Events
3:00pm - PAMOJA (ONENESS) Exploring the Links between Africa and Jamaica in the 21st Century
Panel Discussion on "Reversing the Slave Triangle" "Issues Related to Reparations and Repatriation" Special display of Cultural Items and Special Guided Tours
7:00pm African Fashion Show and African Dance Party
FEBRUARY 10, 2018 - Panel Discussion: Lead Facilitators:
1. Pauline Petinaud (Sista P) of Portland
After a top management position with Intercontinental Hotels in Montego Bay and for the past 30 years; Sista P as she is affectionately called has been living in Portland where she has dedicated her time to preserving Jamaica’s traditional culture and heritage, improving literacy, exposing Jamaicans to life on the continent and has attained the status of Cultural Ambassador among her peers.
Some achievements of Sista P over the years are testimony of her limitless love for people:
As the Jamaican representative and Board member to PANAFEST (Pan African historical theatre festival) the largest festival of its kind held in Ghana bi-annually, she has made several trips to Ghana, Togo and Benin. Her trips have been so popular that over 100 Jamaicans have accompanied her including lawyers, doctors, teachers, politicians, musicians and farmers.
The Content Model School an Afro-centric educational institution which she built for her community, Content District that sent the first set of students from the community to attend high school.
Jamaica Tourist Board representative for culture at the Rottotom music festival in Italy.
Empress Menen-outstanding civil service 1995
Harriet Tubman – Uniting the African family 1998
DeJazmatch- Outstanding work in trips to Africa 2006
Empress Menen- Invaluable contribution to the Rastafari Nation- 2010
2. Kukuwa Abba
Kukuwa has worked in International Health & Development over the past 20 years and also has a wealth of
Experience in the Entertainment and Culture sector. As a freelance journalist, she has written on cultural as well as socio-economic and political issues. Kukuwa has visited a number of African countries and hopes to continue her mission to Pamoja!
3. Steven Golding
Steven Golding is the President of the Universal Negro Improvement Association & African Communities League founded by the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey in 1914. A member of the Council of the Institute of Jamaica, Golding is the current chairman of the African Caribbean Institute.
3:00pm - "Dem Ah Go Tired Fi See Mi Face" Celebrating Jamaica's Global Icon Robert Nesta Marley
Reasoning Session: "The Scale and Scope of Bob Marley's influence globally: Cultural, SocioEconomic, Political and Philosophical
7:00 pm Marley Magic by Dub Traffickers
FEBRUARY 17th, 2018 – Reasoning Session: Lead Facilitators
1. Kukuwa Abba
Kukuwa has worked in International Health & Development over the past 20 years and also has a wealth of Experience in the Entertainment and Culture sector. As a freelance journalist, she has written on cultural as well as socio-economic and political issues. Kukuwa has visited a number of African countries and hopes to continue her mission to Pamoja!
1. Paul H. Williams
A history, media & communications and language skills teacher at the University of West Indies, University of Technology and the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication. Williams is a regular feature Jamaica Gleaner writer whose journalistic interests include Jamaican and African diaspora history and cultural heritage.